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Wandsworth celebrates Black History Month

October marks Black History Month and Wandsworth Council is proud to take part in this annual celebration through an extensive programme of online events and activities, to recognise the outstanding contribution black people have made in shaping our borough.

01 Oct 20

Vivienne finds her voice

Vivienne Whyte, who has received support with literacy and other skills from the council’s Lifelong Learning Team, has featured in the Channel 4 programme The Write Offs.

30 Sep 20

Free ubitricity charge sessions for electric vehicles at hundreds of locations

Residents who own an electric vehicle will be able to power them up free of charge for a 24 hour period next week at hundreds of locations across Wandsworth.

01 Oct 20
 

Rogue landlord who glued door locks and cut off utility supplies to his tenants banned from renting out properties again

A rogue landlord who unlawfully rented out cramped and overcrowded bedsits and then bullied and harassed the tenants when they complained about the conditions, has been fined thousands of pounds and warned he’ll go straight to jail if he tries to rent out other properties.

01 Jan 01

Quitting smoking more important than ever this Stoptober

Wandsworth’s smokers who want to take the 28-day Stoptober challenge run by Public Health England can get free local support to help them quit for good.

30 Sep 20

Bright pink bins keep gum at bay

New bright pink bins have been installed to keep chewing gum at bay, following a successful trial in Clapham Junction and Tooting Broadway tube stations.

22 Sep 20
 

Free business support for entrepreneurs and start-ups

Wandsworth Council is launching Startup Wandsworth - a series of free programmes and events to help local entrepreneurs start a business or grow their existing one. The first online events are run jointly with Virgin Startup in October

30 Sep 20

More ‘School Streets’ launched

Parents and pupils at more Wandsworth primary schools will be able to enjoy traffic-free drop-offs and pick-ups outside the school gates with the next phase of “School Streets about to be launched.

25 Sep 20
 

Together we recycle – thank you for doing your bit

The theme for Recycle Now’s 17th annual Recycle Week is to thank everyone in Wandsworth for continuing to recycle despite all that has happened this year.

28 Sep 20

Calling all young artists 

For the third consecutive year Wandsworth Council is teaming up with the Royal College of Art to offer mentoring support to three young emerging artists and makers.  

28 Sep 20
 

Housing for All: Randall Close planning application gets the green light

Wandsworth Councils plan to build 106 new homes in Randall Close, Battersea was unanimously granted planning permission on Tuesday evening.

25 Sep 20

Five businesses in Tooting fined for waste offences

Five businesses in Tooting have each been fined £300 for failing to provide details of who collects their business waste

28 Sep 20

Calling all 3-7 year olds - get involved in recycling week

Children aged from three to seven can learn all about litter and recycling from a free educational platform called Earth Cubs created by a Tooting resident.

24 Sep 20

Work starts on Nine Elms low carbon heat network

A major new district heat network is being developed to deliver low carbon, cost-effective heat to residents and businesses in Nine Elms. 

28 Sep 20

Get ready for the NHS COVID-19 app 

Wandsworth’s residents and businesses are urged to ensure they are prepared for the new app launched to support the NHS Test and Trace programme in England.  

24 Sep 20

Parents given reassurance that schools remain safe for pupils

Health and education chiefs in Wandsworth are reassuring parents that schools remain safe places for their children and they should continue to attend classes.

24 Sep 20
 

Career Transition Programme 

A new scheme for micro, small and medium-sized businesses in Wandsworth has been set up to help staff facing redundancy. 

22 Sep 20

Housing for All programme delivers new homes at Haine Court in memory of WW1 hero

One of Britain’s bravest World War I heroes has been honoured by having a block of flats named after him in Wandsworth.

21 Sep 20

Performing in the Park

Wandsworth is one of the greenest of London boroughs boasting 32 public parks. In recognition of our council-owned parks and open spaces we are spending the summer celebrating our wonderful green spaces and their many uses under the banner of Love Parks.

11 Sep 20

Youth4Climate poster competition has found its winner!

Frank McKeever, age 13, from Ark Bolingbroke Academy was hailed as the winner of this year’s Youth4Climate poster competition.

16 Sep 20
 

Alton Estate in Wandsworth regeneration update

In the wake of Redrow Homes recent departure as its development partner, Wandsworth Council has officially confirmed its ongoing commitment to ensuring the delivery of the regeneration of the Alton Estate.

18 Sep 20

A Whole Lotta Park Love!

All summer Wandsworth Council has been running a series of socially distanced events under the Love Parks banner. In celebration of our fabulous green spaces we’ve organised a series of sold-out live music events, theatre performances for children and adults, outdoor fitness classes and we even teamed-up with the Putney School of Art and Design to run themed art classes!

18 Sep 20

Robust measures at schools to tackle COVID

Parents are being reassured that schools have robust measures in place to respond to cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) among students or staff.  

09 Sep 20

Don’t be a Covid spreader this weekend

Wandsworth residents are being urged to remember social distancing rules this bank holiday weekend, as infections among young people contribute to a rise in the borough’s Covid rate.

28 Aug 20

Conservation project brings important piece of Wandsworth’s history back to life

A small but historically important piece of open space that has played a prominent role in the story of Wandsworth has been given a new lease of life as part of a £300,000 conservation scheme.

18 Sep 20
 

Low Traffic Neighbourhood trials suspended

Wandsworth Council is to suspend its Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) trials following a high level review.

11 Sep 20

Wandsworth Council launches Smart Growth recovery plan

Wandsworth Council is responding to the Coronavirus pandemic by launching an ambitious recovery plan designed to ensure that the borough gives the best possible opportunities and advantages to its residents and businesses.

24 Jun 20

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